Local churches seeking to bridge their differences

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HOLT, MI A mid-Michigan church held a day of activities to connect with the community on a spiritual and social level.

Various denominations gathered at 1st Presbyterian Church in Holt, MI to try to help their congregations grow closer socially and bridge the racial divide. (Source: WILX)

Today, the First Presbyterian Church of Holt hosted the "Bridging the Racial Divide" celebration.

The event was aimed at bringing people of all backgrounds together through art and worship.

"There is a significant divide in our culture, between African American and the white culture and we are trying to set an example," said Kirk Miller, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Holt.

Lansing's Church of God in Christ also helped organize this event.

The event featured live music, food, and activities.

Church leaders say they hope the event inspires racial healing.

"Hopefully this will become a model or a para dime for many other churches not only within the city but throughout the state," stated Samuel Duncan Jr., Bishop of Southwest Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Michigan.

Lansing's Church of God in Christ will hold a service of celebration Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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